Reference : The SPECULOOS Southern Observatory Begins its Hunt for Rocky Planets
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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Space science, astronomy & astrophysics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/236127
The SPECULOOS Southern Observatory Begins its Hunt for Rocky Planets
English
Jehin, Emmanuel mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Origines Cosmologiques et Astrophysiques (OrCa) >]
Gillon, Michaël mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Exotic >]
Queloz, D. [> >]
Delrez, L. [> >]
Burdanov, Artem mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Exotic >]
Murray, C. [> >]
Sohy, Sandrine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Origines Cosmologiques et Astrophysiques (OrCa) >]
Ducrot, Elsa mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Exotic >]
Sebastian, Daniel mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Exotic >]
Thompson, S. [> >]
McCormac, J. [> >]
Almleaky, Y. [> >]
Burgasser, A. J. [> >]
Demory, B.-O. [> >]
de Wit, J. [> >]
Barkaoui, K. [> >]
Pozuelos, F. J. [> >]
Triaud, A. H. M. J. [> >]
Grootel, V. V. [> >]
1-Dec-2018
Messenger
European Southern Observatory
174
2-7
No
International
07226691
Garching
Germany
[en] The SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO), a new facility of four 1- metre robotic telescopes, began scientific operations at Cerro Paranal on 1 January 2019. The main goal of the SPECULOOS project is to explore approximately 1000 of the smallest (≤ 0.15 R[SUB]⊙[/SUB]), brightest (K[SUB]mag[/SUB] ≤ 12.5), and nearest (d ≤ 40 pc) very low mass stars and brown dwarfs. It aims to discover transiting temperate terrestrial planets well-suited for detailed atmospheric characterisation with future giant telescopes like ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) and the NASA James Webb Telescope (JWST). The SSO is the core facility of SPECULOOS. The exquisite astronomical conditions at Cerro Paranal will enable SPECULOOS to detect exoplanets as small as Mars. Here, we briefly describe SPECULOOS, and present the features and performance of the SSO facility.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/236127
10.18727/0722-6691/5105
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018Msngr.174....2J

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